DebConf 2020 bid for India

DebConf 2020 bid for India


This page contains the bid information for DebConf 2020 or 2021 in India.

Motivation Behind the bid

The Indian Debian community has been talking of hosting DebConf in India for long. But finally in DebConf 2018 we made our first move. We did our first informal bid for a DebConf India at DebConf Taiwan in 2018. India has a diverse community of Debian users and developers around the country. The Asian continent has far been away from having ?DebConfs in any Asian cities. That scenario changed with DebConf Taiwan and they did host a great DebConf Taiwan 2018. We want to continue on that momentum and go on to host another DebConf in Asia to be in India.

Why India

India is a huge and diverse country and also a unique travel destination. Although it has some of the biggest cities in the world, but much of it is in Rural and there are some incredible sites to be discovered all the time. The geographical diversity of India is vary diverse. In the North we have the Himalayas and many mountainous regions and to the south we have many beaches, there are deserts in the west and lot of tribal cultures thrive in the east.

Among the various travel oriented reasons for India, we want to mention that the Free and Open Source Software Communities in India are present in many regions and are diverse in terms of Technology. There are many Free Software User groups LUG's all over India.

Diverse Open Source Communities

There are many free and open source communities in India. This is a good chance to introduce them to the global community of Debian.

Some of the free and open source communities in India are listed below:

and the list is too big to be included here. Various other open source communities are also present and can be found on

Regular, Local, and Large Open Source Conference Experience

We have hosted many other conferences in Different regions around India. Some of the most prominent one's being.

How to reach India ?

India could be easily reached by air transport. Although International airports are present in many cities across India. The four major airports are Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airports are some of the best airports in the world. Although we are yet to narrow down on a specific venue.

Visas, Customs and Entering the Country

Conference visa is generally issued to attend conferences/ seminars/ workshops. Duration of visa sought may allow for tourism/ sightseeing in India in addition to attending the conference, etc.

Please note the validity of the visa is effective from the date of issue.

Airline Transportation Information

Most to the places in India has International Airport. Few places where frequency of flight is more link Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Local Team

Open Source Contributors of India.

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Contact Details

* IRC Channel: #debian-in on OFTC

* IRC Contact: libregeekingkid on oftc

Venue: List of probable venues

TODO: Find out about probable venues, list down venues which are interested in hosting DebConf.






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Venue Information

* Accommodation

* Food









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Backup Venues

Estimated budget

We estimate there will be 150 participates in DebCamp, and 350 participates in DebConf.

Venues and dormitory

Foods and catering

Considering if are relying on catering service (which may provide gluten-free and vegan foods):


* TODO: List more candidates.

Prospective local sponsors & support

Local Companies





Institutional / Government



TODO: list down the specifications about the power plugs and the Usual power related policies India

Potential dates

Tours and Sightseeings

TODO: Depending on the cities we can add information here.

Mobile Internet

TODO: Add information about usual mobile cellular data and calling related plans for Indians and foreigners who choose to buy a SIM card during there stay in India


Dietary Considerations

* Vegan

* Vegetarian

* Religious requirements

* Lactose intolerance

* Gluten-sensitivity

* Raw food

* allergies

* spice tolerance

Local Food

TODO: add pictures of foods according to probable cities/venues


See Also

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